Top 10 Most Memorable Moments in World Series History
Sept. 29, 1954: Willie Mays of the New York Giants makes “The Catch” against the Clevland Indians in Game 1 -- considered one of the most spectacular catches in World Series history.
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Oct. 8, 1956: Don Larsen of the New York Yankees pitches the only perfect game in World Series history, in Game 5 against the Brooklyn Dodgers.
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Oct. 13, 1960: Bill Mazeroski of the Pittsburgh Pirates
delivers the only Game 7 walk-off home run in the history of the World Series against the Yankees to win the World Series.
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Oct. 22, 1975: Game 6, bottom of the 12th, Carlton Fisk at bat. He hits a walk-off home run that pushes for a game 7 against the Cincinnati Reds. Fisk's home run extended the Red Sox dream of breaking the curse of the Bambino.
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Oct. 18, 1977:
Reggie Jackson went 3 for 4 in Game 6 against the Los Angeles Dodgers, hitting three home runs in three at-bats, and leading the Yankees to their first World Series in 15 years, earning himself the name Mr. October for his clutch efforts.
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Oct. 25, 1986: Mookie Wilson of the New York Mets, at bat against the Red Sox, who are one out away from winning the World Series. Wilson hits a ground ball towards first base, which leads Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner to commit an error that lets the ball go through his glove, allowing the Met’s Ray Knight to score the game-winning run. The Mets would go on to win the World Series.
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Oct. 15, 1988: Game 1, Los Angeles Dodgers Versus the Oakland Athletics. Dodger Manager Tommy Lasorda calls for a pinch hitter in the bottom of the 9th, for his pitcher, Alejandro Pena, and puts in Kirk Gibson, who prior to the game had trouble even walking, it was widely known his knees were in bad condition. Gibson would hit a walk-off home run to win the game for the Dodgers.
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Oct. 26, 1991: “And We'll See You Tomorrow Night!”
Kirby Puckett wins Game 6 with a home run in the bottom of the 11th with 2 outs, pushing for a Game 7 against the Atlanta
Braves and setting the Twins up for eventual victory. This is considered one of the greatest World Series ever played.
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Oct. 23,1993: "Touch 'em all Joe, you'll never hit a bigger home run in your life!"- Toronto Blue Jays broadcaster Tom Cheeks, after Carter delivered the 2nd ever walk-off home run to win a World series in history, against the Philadelphia Phillies.
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Nov. 4, 2001: Luis Gonzalez, of the Arizona Diamondbacks, at bat, bottom of the 9th, Game 7, the greatest closer of all time, Mariano Rivera, of the New York Yankees is on the mound. The Yankees are looking for their fourth world series in a roll to continue their dynasty. The score is tied, 2-2, bases are loaded. Gonzalez hits a floater into the shallow centerfield, and the Diamondbacks win the World Series.
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